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    #1

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    Hello there.

    Which sentence sounds natural?

    He mentioned a book of which I canít remember the title now. 

    He mentioned a book the title of which I canít remember now.

    He mentioned a book of which the title I canít remember now.

    He mentioned a book whose title I canít remember now. 

    Please help me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchman View Post
    Hello there.

    Which sentence sounds natural?

    He mentioned a book of which I canít remember the title now. 

    He mentioned a book the title of which I canít remember now.

    He mentioned a book of which the title I canít remember now.

    He mentioned a book whose title I canít remember now.  

    Please help me!

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    #3

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchman View Post
    Hello there.

    Which sentence sounds natural?

    He mentioned a book of which I canít remember the title now. 

    He mentioned a book the title of which I canít remember now. It's best to keep this for writing, not speaking.

    He mentioned a book of which the title I canít remember now.

    He mentioned a book whose title I canít remember now. This is the most natural

    Please help me!
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    #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchman View Post
    Hello there.

    Which sentence sounds natural?

    He mentioned a book of which I canít remember the title now. 

    He mentioned a book the title of which I canít remember now.

    He mentioned a book of which the title I canít remember now.

    He mentioned a book whose title I canít remember now. 

    Please help me!
    #3 is not grammatical.

    #4 is the most natural to my ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    #3 is not grammatical.
    That's true. I stand corrected.

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    #6

    Re: of which

    Is this correct?

    The investigation of which the results will soon be published.

    If not, why? If yes, why is #3 above ungrammatical?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by ptetpe; 23-Jul-2009 at 10:32.

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    #7

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    hello ptetpe,

    He mentioned a book of which I canít remember the title now. 

    = He mentioned a book and of it I canít remember the title now.

    He mentioned a book the title of which I canít remember now.
    It's best to keep this for writing, not speaking.

    = He mentioned a book and the title of it I canít remember now.

    He mentioned a book of which the title I canít remember now.

    = He mentioned a book and of it the title I canít remember now.


    He mentioned a book whose title I canít remember now. This is the most natural


    = He mentioned a book and its title I canít remember now. 

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    The investigation of which the results will soon be published.

    = The investigation and of it the results will soon be published.

    I think this one is wrong.

    (a non-native speaker)

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    #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptetpe View Post
    Is this correct?

    The investigation of which the results will soon be published.

    If not, why? If yes, why is #3 above ungrammatical?

    Thank you.
    No, it is not correct. If you wrote this it would be correct: 'The investigation, of which the results will soon be published, was completed this afternoon'.

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    #9

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    Either both of these sentences are correct, or they are both wrong. They have a similar structure (once 2. is made into a sentence), except that 'title' is the object of "I can't remember now" and 'results' is the subject of "will soon be published".

    1. He mentioned a book of which the title I canít remember now.
    2. He mentioned the investigation of which the results will soon be published.

    Does anyone want to make a case for their being grammatical?


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    #10

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    Yes, I want to know the cases and I am all ears.

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